The U.S. Army has awarded Sterling Heights’ General Dynamics Land Systems a contract worth up to $402 million for Stryker Brigade Combat Team systems technical support.
Under the five-year contract that began in January, General Dynamics will perform a variety of work, including log, development, and support of government testing. The objective of the partnership is to maintain high operational readiness for the soldiers who serve in the combat team.
Work will be performed with current employees at the company’s operations in Sterling Heights and London, Ontario, Canada.
The Army continues to modernize its Stryker fleet of vehicles through the introduction of the 30mm, up gunned Infantry Carrier Vehicle — Dragoon (ICVD), and the Double-V Hull A1 platform.
The Stryker A1 eight-wheeled vehicle boosts power, survivability, and mobility, while providing extra stowage and seating for nine soldiers, plus a three-soldier crew. The Stryker fleet is considered the backbone of the Army, with nearly 4,700 vehicles in the field.